The Fairfax County delegation to the General Assembly will hold a public hearing regarding the upcoming 2022 session on Saturday, January 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or until the last registered person speaks. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hearing will be held virtually. Fairfax County is assisting with the logistics of the delegation’s event. Registration has been closed. Additional guidelines for those interested in speaking at the public forum are as follows:
- The event will be limited to not more than 70 speakers that are residents of Fairfax County
- Eligible residents requiring assistance will be helped as needed.
- Speaking slots will be numbered based on a first come, first served allocation.
- Fairfax County residents may register to speak as an individual or on behalf of an organization serving County residents.
- Requests for ADA accommodations should be made as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the public hearing.
- Organizations are encouraged to limit their presentation to no more than 5 speakers.
- Each speaker will be allocated three minutes to address the Delegation.
- Speakers will submit live testimony via phone during the hearing. Callers will receive a phone call just before their turn. For the best connection to the meeting, use a land line, or, if using a cell phone, do not use the speaker function while testifying.
- Written testimony may also be submitted via email to LegislativeTeam@fairfaxcounty.gov.
- The Chair reserves the right to modify the guidelines on site for the smooth operation of the public forum.
- The hearing will be televised live on Fairfax County Television Channel 16 (Channel 1016 in HD on Cox; Channel 16 on Verizon or Comcast), and can also be viewed on-line through the Channel 16 stream.
- Point of contact for other questions or requests for ADA accommodations: Arielle McAloon (703-324-2649) or James Heo (703-324-2640).
Further information on the public hearing is available from members of the Fairfax County legislative delegation. Contact information for individual delegation members is available on the Virginia General Assembly web page.